Original Source: Top 10 Things to Do in Barcelona | Spain Travel Guide from Vagabrothers
From the Sagrada Familia to Parc Guell, Barcelona is a stunning seaside treasure with a good combination of Michelin stars and architectural masterpieces. Today, Vagabrothers has picked the top 10 local haunts to help you enjoy your Barcelona stay.
Start off in the heart of old Barcelona in the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter. It dates back to Roman times, and it’s the perfect place to get lost. It’s also home to Picasso museum, but admissions are limited and crowds are massive so buy your tickets online to guarantee yourself a spot.
Avoid the hustlers on Las Ramblas, and go grab a coffee in La Boqueria Market before wandering the neighborhood of El Raval. Long known for its vices, El Raval is full of character and has plenty of plazas for a leisurely menu del dia. A three-course lunch for 10 to 15 Euros, wine included. After lunch head over to MACBA, the contemporary art museum and a gathering spot for Barcelona’s international skate crowd.
Next, dive into the world of Gaudi, the Catalan modernist architect that gave Barcelona its distinct style 150 years ago. Getting the intro at Casa Batilo and Casa Milà, originally constructed as a private mansion for Barcelona’s industrialists. Today they’re open to the public, and they offer augmented reality tours.
Gaudi’s architectural masterpiece is the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, which is still under construction almost a hundred years after Gaudi’s death. Crowds here are crazy. It’s easily the most popular attraction in Barcelona, so either get here early, book tickets online, or just take a selfie from across the street.
Not into churches? Then check out Barcelona’s other cathedral, Camp Nou, home to FC Barcelona, one of the world’s best football clubs and the unofficial symbol of Catalan culture abroad. You guys support Madrid or Barcelona? Comment section. If you can’t get tickets, don’t worry. Every bar in town will be playing the game, especially if it’s El Classico.
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